If You Asked Me Which New Trends Are Fail-Safe, I'd Say These 6

As a fashion editor, I spend a large portion of my day writing about the latest trends. While there are a range of top-notch fresh looks this season, there are a few key silhouettes that stand out in my eyes. Essentially, it’s these said trends that I think will bring a forward and modern twist to any wardrobe. In addition, I believe the trends in question could also be considered "fail-safe” in that they’re highly versatile and will most likely stick around for seasons to come.

Intrigued? Excellent. With all this in mind, keep scrolling to check out the spring trends I’m into at the moment. As a preview, there’s everything from of-the-moment denim cuts to chic layering picks to sleek shoe styles. Oh, there’s also a smattering of outfit inspiration to represent each trend, along with shopping recommendations if you’re interested in going all in on any of the trends coming your way.

1. Relaxed Blazers


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That trusty blazer will always be a tried-and-true wardrobe staple. It's the slouchier silhouettes that feel particularly modern, and will remain relevant for awhile.

2. Fashion Flip-Flops


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Elevated flip-flops have been a go-to for the fashion crowd over the last few season, and I don't think the look will go away anytime soon.

3. Loose Jeans


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In the denim realm, the looser the better. Sure, skinny jeans and straight-leg styles will always be staples, but relaxed jeans will also become a favorite for many.

4. "Second-Skin" Tops


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Those fitted "second-skin" tops are trending hard right now, and I think they'll remain a go-to for a bit as a fun way to layer or even wear on its own to make a statement.

5. Knit Polos


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Knit polos are easy and bring a polished feel to even the simplest of looks. A nice alternative to a standard sweater from time to time.

6. Sweater Vests


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The simplest way to bring extra dimension to a look? Toss on a trendy sweater vest for a forward silhouette. Such a chic trend option.

Next, check out more chic spring trends.

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.